Today, Digital Towers are transforming the way air traffic is controlled. It’s a technology that’s making airports around the world safer, more flexible and efficient.
But beyond these universal benefits, there are a whole range of different reasons to consider Digital Tower technology. Maybe you need a cutting-edge control facility for a new or growing airport? Or you’re looking to upgrade a tower to handle more traffic?
Perhaps you want to replace an ageing tower to save on maintenance? Or to move a tower to make it more secure, or free up valuable space? Maybe you’re looking to create a contingency facility, so your airport can keep running at full capacity, even if your main tower is out of action? No one type of Digital Tower can meet all these different needs. That’s why NATS and Searidge Technologies have created a range of five models to meet the needs of any airport no matter the size or level of complexity.
Digital Tower models
Each of the five models of Digital Tower we have designed with Searidge Technologies addresses a different challenge, while all operating on the same software platform giving airports access to the same range of smart tools and AI enabled enhancements.
Find out more about our Digital Tower models, and which may be right for your operation, by watching our video here.
Digital Tower in Tower
A tower within a tower, using remote cameras to operate a small airfield from inside the tower of another ‘parent’ airport.
Remote Digital Tower
A fully digital control tower for a single runway airport, which can be either on or off-site. Your ‘traditional’ Digital Tower.
Remote Digital Tower+
A fully digital tower for more complex, mid-sized airports which require more cameras and screens. Can be operated within the airport or from another site.
Hybrid Digital Tower
A hybrid digitised tower, ideal for upgrading and extending the capability of an existing physical tower at a larger airport by incorporating camera feeds and screens.
Hub Digital Tower
A fully digital tower, perfect for replacing a physical tower at a major, multi-runway, multi-terminal airport, or for creating an equally capable contingency facility.
Help with navigating the options
Use our simple tool here to identify which type of Digital Tower set-up is right for your operational needs.
If you would like to know more, contact our Digital Towers expert, Andy Taylor, using the details and form below.
Digital Towers powering the digital airport of tomorrow
In this feature article, Digital Towers expert Andy Taylor discusses how different models of Digital Tower can provide scalable solutions to optimise airport operations.
Andy explains how Digital Towers have torn up the blueprint for airport air traffic control that's stood largely unchanged for over 100 years. Furthermore, he explores how with the right technology - and specifically software - Digital Towers can be scalable and flexible in what they deliver for airport operations – from the smallest airfield to the world’s biggest hubs.
Find out more in our article here.
From Digital Tower to Digital Airport
The Digital Control Tower was once a niche concept. Now it’s a reality for a growing number of airports worldwide.
From London to Singapore via Budapest and Colorado, operations of all sizes and types are either going digital or preparing to do so.
This White paper explores the evolution of the Digital Tower concept to a digital airport reality.
It covers potential operational benefits including; regaining runway capacity in low visibility, dynamic stand management, approach monitoring, and capacity and resilience.
Click the White paper cover to read online or the green download icon to read offline at your own leisure. You can also watch the videos below to find out more.
Searidge has worked exclusively with Airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) worldwide for over 15 years and pride themselves on a “first of” track record including the first to have an operational video system in an air traffic control tower and first to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) for air traffic control and airport efficiency.
With technology at over 35 sites in 25 countries, Searidge are now considered a global leader for Digital Towers and Advanced Airport solutions.
Find out more at https://searidgetech.com.
Talk to an expert
Andy Taylor / Chief Solutions Officer
Andy is a former Controller and ATM expert with over 30 years in the industry. He is an expert in Digital Towers technology and would be happy to tell you more about our solutions, their features and the potential benefits they can bring to your operation.
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